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PhD Studentship: Towards a Net-zero Supply Chain for the Food Industry, University of Birmingham, UK


The School of Chemical Engineering at the University of Birmingham is advertising a PhD studentship to identify those food manufacturing and supply scenarios that would lead to successful strategies for the transition to net-zero food supply chains. The student will need to collect both quantitative and qualitative data to identify technical and non-technical drivers of demand for food cold-chain, and estimate the energy use and emissions up to 2050.

The candidate should be a UK citizen/EU with settled status, and should have a postgraduate degree or at least a strong upper second-class (2.1) undergraduate degree in Chemical Engineering or another suitable branch of Engineering/Energy/Sustainability. Candidates with knowledge and experiences in whole systems analysis are preferred. Fluent English speaking and writing are required.

Read more here. The closing date is 25 January 2021.